Frittata Della Nonna

Recipe for Frittata Della Nonna


9 eggs
splash of milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 an onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 to 3/4 cups chopped vegetables (any combination of fresh vegetables and leafy greens)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 handfuls grated, shredded, or crumbled cheese of your choice


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a pie plate or an 8x8-inch baking dish.

In a bowl, beat eggs with milk until combined. Set aside.

In a skillet, warm oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft. Add vegetables and cook, stirring, until softened. Season with salt and pepper.

Slide vegetables into prepared pie plate, sprinkle cheese on top, and pour eggs evenly over all. Bake for 20 minutes; eggs should be set and firm, but not too dry. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.


Makes 8 servings.

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When do you use the fresh coffee grounds?


What is a "splash of milk"?

What is a splash of milk

The Editors's picture

We just splash milk from the carton by hand but it’s considered about 5ml, or four-fifths of a teaspoon.

Nonna’s Fritta

cook longer than 20 minutes
very light and tasty

more on coffee grounds and ricotta on toast

Although my Nonna was also from Italy, I had never heard of this before until today, and was compelled to look it up immediately! I found a nice article on bluebottlecoffee[dot]com about ricotta-al-caffe, but I am not allowed to post the link here, unfortunately!

Happy cooking!

Frittata della nonna

Ricotta and coffee grounds on toast?? Must hear more about this!

Applesauce Bread

Can you substitute whole wheat flour for the all purpose flour?

Do you cook the eggs before

Do you cook the eggs before you add them to the vegetables?

Thanks for your question,

The Editors's picture

Thanks for your question, Sandra, and it is a good one. We can see how the phrase “scrambled” would be confusing. No, the eggs should not be cooked before adding to the vegetables. We will reword the ingredients list. Thank you!